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What is the Sports Premium?


The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years, which has been extended to 2025. This is in place to provide new, substantial sports funding for primary schools . This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page. 

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.


Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life clubs/ other sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
  • creating opportunities for children to develop as healthier young people


How we are spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. 

Having achieved School Games Gold for the last few years and "School of the Year" from our local sports network we are really trying to build on the enjoyment and participation in PE and sport at Our Lady of Lourdes.

The Primary PE & Sports Premium

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE Sports Premium 2019/20

Evidencing the Impact of Sports Premium Funding (18/19)

Christmas Multiskills

Sports Premium information for 2018/19 coming soon....

Sports Funding 2017/18


Sports Premium


This year we will receive £16,770 in Sports Premium funding. The funding has been spent according to the guidelines set out at:


So far we have spent:



Cost (£)


Lancaster and Heysham Cluster




Salt Ayre – X height

Borwick Hall OAA x 2

OLCC Cluster



Coaching sessions

Carnforth Cluster



Coaching sessions



Take part in events that would not have been able to take part in otherwise.

Kit for Staff


To look smarter and represent the school.

Safety when on trips.



Den building

Top up equipment that could not have afforded to replace.

Footballs/rugby balls

Dance Teacher


Allow children to experience dance at a different level.

TA learning from teacher – what is expected.


Kit for children


Smarter to represent school



Allow children to participate in a variety of activities.





We intend to ….

+ get the running track resurfaced.

+ we will also be looking into other uses for the funding.

Girls football

Sportshall at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Some of our Key Stage Two competed at Lancaster and Morecambe College. They took part in both track and field events and performed extremely well with some children even conquering their nerves and gaining more confidence in themselves! Well done!

Each class will be visited by Jess, a specialist dance and drama teacher, each week.

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Sports Premium Statement 2015/16

Sports Funding 2016/17


Already this year we have used our sports premium for exciting new projects:

  • partly funding Morecambe Football Club sessions
  • golf sessions with Heysham Golf Club
  • training the teachers through the FA
  • building new equipment to keep the children at OLOL engaged in activity
  • OLCC football competition.
  • Year 2 experienced bowls with Dan
This half term Morecambe Football Club are providing Class 1 with multi skills sessions every Wednesday afternoon.  The children have been exploring ball skills, fun games and obstacle courses.  They have been really enjoying each session.

Go Velo - Bikeabilty

Class 4 have been learning how to ride their bikes safely.  They have learnt to :

Read road signs 

mount a bike

set of safely - looking behind you 


Change gear

make a u turn

ride in and out of cones

emergency stops

Quick turns


Sports Funding: The story so far....